Uchang-sa: A report on frog consumption around Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, northeast India.
Keywords:Amphibians, collection, food, Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram
The global amphibian population decline has been linked to various factors among which overexploitation as food is one of the reasons. Amphibians have been a part of local delicacy in many parts of northeast India including Mizoram. Using a questionnaire survey involving 260 households, we documented that 11 species of anurans belonging to 4 families were consumed locally at the periphery of Dampa Tiger Reserve. We also presented our result in the context of seasonality of collection and livelihood among respondents and discussed future conservation issues.